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A feature of StackExchange chat, "oneboxing" automatically inlines links that are posted on a single line by themselves.

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Include YouTube video title in OneBox

Could we get the YouTube video title added to OneBox in chat? This could either be on a line underneath the video preview, or a tooltip on the image similar to the way we get XKCD tooltips. It's ...
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Chat oneboxes Github gists too big

Case in point: gist in C++ chat. It fills the whole screen. Or, as DeadMG puts it: whoah, giant wall'o'text I suggest reducing the max-height by half, i.e. 300px. That should be enough.
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Preview new HTTPS Wikipedia links in chat

In chat, Wikipedia links normally get oneboxed. A while ago, support for secure Wikipedia links (https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/) was added: Add support for secure Wikipedia pages to Onebox. ...
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Could chat please onebox TED talks?

TED is arguably more educational than YouTube, and chat onebox support for TED talks would be welcomed.
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Careers profiles should onebox in chat, but they don't

Careers profiles should onebox in chat. I am not sure of anything else that I could add, but since regular Stack Exchange profiles onebox in chat, so should the careers profiles.
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Make chat oneboxing smaller and less obnoxious - click to enlarge instead

From what I've seen, the majority of oneboxes are for inane things such as image macros, question dumping, and twitter quotes. Now, don't get me wrong, I enjoy this stuff quite often, but not when it'...
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The “?cb=1” added to questions accessed via CB prevents one-boxing in chat

I noticed something on the SE sites and I don't know if others did (no MSO questions on it, though) so I'm taking it to the public. If you access a Meta question, the address bar will show a ...
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Can we add support for oneboxing apps from the iOS and Mac App stores? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What sites should have hyperlinking (onebox) support in chat? I am a user over at Ask Different, and I'd like to propose that we add oneboxing support to chat for both iOS and ...
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Onebox support query

There's a bunch of questions about adding chat onebox support for this, that, and the other. ThinkGeek onebox support for chat Add support for secure Wikipedia pages to Onebox Gist support for chat &#...
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FooPlot “oneboxing”

"Oneboxing" is a great way to share content quickly in chat. It would be awesome if it would work with FooPlot (an online graphing calculator), that way we could share graphs in the Math SE site ...
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http://data.stackexchange.com does not onebox in chat

When posting a link to the frontpage of a site in the Stack Exchange network in chat, it gets oneboxed automatically. However, when a link to the Data Explorer gets posted in chat, it does not onebox,...
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Stack Exchange / Overflow blog messages don't onebox [closed]

There was a new blog post on the Stack Exchange / Stack Overflow blog today, but the Blog bot's message didn't onebox anymore: In fact, blog.stackoverflow.com links don't seem to onebox at all, ...
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Chat onebox kills referral link

Today, I just realized that when you onebox a link in chat, the referral tail is removed. For example, if I try to onebox http://meta.stackexchange.com/q/9134/178438, it links to http://meta....
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When replying to @username posts from transcript doesn't get oneboxed

When linking a message from the chat transcript or a comment it doesn't always onebox it. When you type @username {link to message / comment} it is displayed as a link, but when clicking on reply in ...
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Onebox for nonexistent user's question looks ugly

Liveupdate phone number forms and test for international numbers - that guy has a rather long nick and no gravatar since he doesn't have an account on Code Review. A part of his nick is shown below ...
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Onebox Google+ posts in chat?

Please support oneboxing of Google+ posts in chat, like it is done for Twitter posts. Why it would be useful A naked link does not give users any hint of what the post might be about. Seeing the ...
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Oneboxing of deleted users' comments in chat results in empty links

For the funs, I wanted to link to this comment in chat. On-site, the user name is not clickable since the account has been deleted. In chat though, the username is linked to: The link is ...
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Can we have “onebox” links like chat on the meta sites?

It'd be nice to have onebox or "magic" links when on meta sites. If we post a question about another question on the parent site, the onebox preview like on chat would be helpful. For example, when ...
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Oneboxing does not work for simple.wikipedia.org [duplicate]

According to the chat FAQ Wikipedia pages are among the links that will be oneboxed. I tried to onebox http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Question but it did not work. The progress meter flashed for ...
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Rotten Tomatoes OneBox for specific movie request

Riding on how we now have a Movie Stack Exchange, I would like to request for a OneBox feature for Rotten Tomatoes for chat. Doing a quick 5-min mock-up using Chrome's dev editor, I came up with a ...
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Links to comments in chat should be oneboxed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add chat oneboxing support for comment links Since we can now easily link to comments, could they be oneboxed when linked to in chat? Since comments are short, it would avoid ...
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Make oneboxing work for comments in chat [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add chat oneboxing support for comment links As the title says, now that comments are linkable, I would like them to be oneboxed to appear similar to this one, when they are ...
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Add chat oneboxing support for comment links

Since we have direct links to comments now, IMHO it would only be fair for comment links in the chat to be treated on the same level as question and answer links. (This question feels kinda empty, ...
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Community♦ profile doesn't onebox in chat

When I post a link to the Community♦ profile in chat, it doesn't onebox. I'd wager that this has something to do with the negative user ID, but the Stack Exchange API seems to handle it just fine ...
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A slight update to oneboxing on chat

At the moment, if you you post just a link to a web site, such as Wikipedia, it will be 'oneboxed'. It would be nice if it could be extended so you could write something like wiki:<article name>...
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Allow me to marry text to a onebox in chat

Currently, oneboxing requires that the URL be the only thing in a chat message. If additional text is added with the url in the same chat message, oneboxing won't work. If other people are chatting, ...
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Onebox suggested edits/revisions in chat

A picture is worth a thousand words: I would find it helpful to get a quick diff, the edit summary and any retagging in the onebox. Usually this would be enough to tell why the mentioner wants to ...
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Oneboxing in chat is broken

Oneboxing in Chat - be it Stack Exchange Chat or Stack Overflow Chat or Meta.SO Chat seems to be broken - questions, answers, users - none of them seem to be Oneboxing. Other remote URLS seem to ...
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How does oneboxing work?

I'm wondering how oneboxing on chat works. Do you fetch the data from an API of a site for which oneboxing is implemented or do you scrape the content of that page and extract the desired data?
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Oneboxing on links — let us make plugins?

There's a handful of sites that turn into nice looking boxes when we paste links in -- Such as SE questions, youtube videos, Wikipedia. Could we extend a scheme to room owners that enables us to ...
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Oneboxing for SO answers is broken

Seems like the short links obtained from the "link" button on answers has changed recently, and these new links (like https://stackoverflow.com/q/3350710/46642) are not considered by the oneboxing ...
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Onebox Blogoverflow links for chat

It would be nice if the Community Blog sites (i.e. *.blogoverflow.com) are oneboxed like the StackOverflow blog links, questions, and so forth. Jeff mentions that this only works with a whitelist of ...
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facebook.stackoverflow.com links are not oneboxed in chat

When pasting a URL (http://facebook.stackoverflow.com/questions/###) into chat, I see the "working" indicator image for a second or two, but a onebox is not created. Editing the post and removing ...
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Setup starred feed to replace oneboxing link's display text with onebox text content

Right now if you have oneboxable links, if starred, the feed panel will display this, usually, mangled and hard to read link without any indication of content. (So we lose the benefit of oneboxing ...
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Can ideone.com links be previewed in chat?

Often in programming discussion, we share code snippets with each other using sites like ideone.com or pastie.org. The chat already has cool previewing features that show the contents of a link of ...
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Add support for secure Wikipedia pages to Onebox

I use HTTPS Everywhere in Firefox, and so all of my requests to Wikipedia (among other sites) get automatically re-directed by the browser to their secure site. This gives me headache when I want to ...
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SO Blog Magic Links for Chat

Hey can we get blog.stackoverflow.com to be a magic link too? Similar to: Image http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/4627/examplezr.png
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Twitter threading for magic links

Can we have threading for the twitter magic links? For example: alt text http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/5641/exampletwitter.png Should say "Tweeted by ArdaXi on August 8, 2010 at 9:31PM in reply ...
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Twitter oneboxing - not immediately evident where to click

First, let me state I don't use twitter, so perhaps to an every day twitter user this would have made sense. The following is a screenshot of a onebox'ed twitter link: Where do I click to see that ...